Job Opportunity: Qualitative Research and Data Collection Consultant (Tunisa-Based)

Jul 06 2022

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Gender Research Intern. We are an international non-profit “think-and-do-tank” created in 2013 by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to “Change the world with data” through three pillars of work:

local realities and human problems with data and AI;

capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies, and

the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries.

To learn more about DPA, please visit our website or read our “Overview and Outlook 2021-2023” report

a Qualitative Research and Facilitation Expert Consultant

(referred to as Consultant from hereon) based in Tunis, Tunisia to support the study commissioned by the UN system in Tunisia and in partnership with the National Statistics Council (

, CNS) of Tunisia. The objective of the study is to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic of the Tunisian National Statistics System (NSS) and support the development of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS). 

Project Dates:

Immediate – November 30, 2022, overall consultancy of 15 days spread out over 8 months


Tunis, Tunisia with potential field missions in the various regions 

Reporting to the DPA Project Manager and working closely with the project team, the Consultant will support qualitative research data collection activities (key informant interviews [KIIs] and focus group discussions [FGDs]) in Tunisia. Below is the summary of the key responsibilities:

Support the literature review process by reviewing and summarizing key information from project documentation, including potential translation / interpretation from Arabic to French. 

Review the drafts of the qualitative data collection instruments (KII and FGD guides, self-administered surveys, etc) for coherence.

Conduct in-person KIIs with selected stakeholders to collect the necessary data and information for the diagnosis of the NSS. 

Lead and facilitate in-person FGDs with the Tunisian statistical system staff. 

Support triangulation and analysis of the qualitative data collected by drafting summary analyses of the conducted interviews and FGDs. 

Support the drafting of the presentations and research policy briefs aimed at communicating the findings and evidence-based policy recommendations.

Support translation of documents between Tunisian Arabic and French, and vice versa as needed.  

Support the organization and delivery of training workshops (max. 2) on the NSDS development for the staff of the NSS. 

Support the organization and moderation of the national workshops (max. 3) for the presentation of the results of the diagnostics, development of the NSDS and development of the strategy implementation action plans.


Tags: Tunisia
Source: Data-Pop Alliance